BLOOMSBURG, PA—Get ready for a summer of fun and learning as the Columbia County Traveling Library and Bloomsburg Public Library come together for an unforgettable Summer Learning kick-off event. Set to take place on Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free community festival promises a day of excitement, exploration, and opportunities for discovery for babies, toddlers, and kids entering into Pre-K through 8th grade this fall.

Partnering to bring the community a fun and educational experience, the Columbia County Traveling Library and Bloomsburg Public Library have activities and attractions that will engage and delight visitors of all ages. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a variety of engaging activities and games, including:

● Paper Plate Mazes
● Friendship Bracelet Making
● Alka Seltzer Rockets
● Nature Scavenger Hunt
● Backyard Bouncin-Jungle Obstacle Course

For nature enthusiasts, the Bird Watch Station will provide an opportunity to observe local wildlife up close with binoculars and a bird guide. Meanwhile, the Flashlight Fun Puppet Theater will captivate imaginations with shadow puppetry inside a blackout tent.

Thrill-seekers can put their skills to the test at the Library Olympic Challenge, featuring events such as Book Stacking, Book Balance, and the Fast Alphabet. And for those with a creative streak, Fort Building and Crack the Code activities will spark innovation and problem-solving.

The beloved Princess Rapunzel will join the festivities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., adding a touch of magic to the day’s events. Additionally, community partners, including The Children’s Museum, Rohrbach’s Farm, and The Exchange’s Art Cart, will be on hand to provide additional entertainment and activities.

To top it all off, each attendee will receive a goody bag filled with valuable information about the Summer Learning Programs at the Bloomsburg Public Library and the Columbia County Traveling Library, ensuring that the learning journey continues long after the kick-off event concludes. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to kick off your summer with a day of excitement, exploration, and enrichment! Join us at Bloomsburg Town Park on Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a celebration you won’t soon forget.

For more information about the Summer Learning kickoff event and program, visit,, call the Bloomsburg Public Library at 570-784-0883, or call the Traveling Library at 570-387-8782.

The Bloomsburg Public Library was founded in 1889 and is proud to serve all of Columbia County with our partners the Columbia County Traveling Library and the Orangeville Public Library. It is the mission of the Bloomsburg Public Library to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and lively environment that inspires and enriches our community through access to materials, resources, innovative programs, and experiences that promote lifelong learning, literacy, and creativity. For more information about the Library, its services, programs, and events, visit the website at

The Columbia County Traveling Library was founded in 1941 and serves as a vital resource for rural communities across Columbia County. Comprising the Traveling Library, Central Branch, Benton Area Branch, and Catawissa Area Branch, along with partnerships with Orangeville Public Library and Greenwood Friends School Library, the Traveling Library offers access to a diverse collection of books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Through personalized service, community ownership, and a commitment to literacy and lifelong learning, the Traveling Library fosters a connected community of readers, learners, and volunteers. For more information about the Traveling Library’s services, programs, and locations, visit the website at